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The picture above is of CURE in Ethiopia. The doctors, nurses, technicians, cooks, cleaners, and administrators of CURE Ethiopia are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical and spiritual care to people who, without CURE, couldn't find it and couldn't afford it, just like Bulko. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $2000 for Bulko and kids like her. When you give a gift through Bulko's CUREkids profile, your contribution is designated to an exclusive country fund for CURE's work in Ethiopia, and those funds can only be used for operational expenses to treat patients in Ethiopia. Have more questions? Ask us.

Monthly Giving: Be a Hero!

When you partner with us monthly, we'll send you an email each month to introduce you to a different child who was helped because of your generosity. You can choose to follow their updates and send them get well messages. That means that each year, you're a part of helping 12 different children, beginning with Bulko. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Bulko's Story

Bulko was brought to CURE by her grandparents, because they had some knowledge of Addis Ababa from past years of residing here. Bulko's grandfather Awegechew left his previous home here to a gentleman named Tessema, and Tessema heard of CURE from a… Read more

Bulko was brought to CURE by her grandparents, because they had some knowledge of Addis Ababa from past years of residing here. Bulko's grandfather Awegechew left his previous home here to a gentleman named Tessema, and Tessema heard of CURE from a neighbor who had their child healed here. So he advised Awegechew to bring Bulko to us! Because Awegechew has poor vision, Tessema came along with them to the hospital.

Because of her deformity and inability to walk, Bulko has not been able to begin her education back in her village. Her family took her to a traditional healer, who wrapped her leg in bamboo and used spices, and waited for some time, but it did not help. Coming from a small family of farmers, her father has to work as a day laborer to compensate for the lack of income farming brings them. "'It would've been better for her to have not been born if she was going to be disabled,' cry her parents," Awegechew tells us. We're glad that's not the way God planned her story, and we have a chance to write a new chapter for this sweet girl.

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Bulko is doing great! Her leg is healing well and we will see her again in a month for another checkup! Photo of Bulko

Apr 11, 2017

Bulko went home today and she will continue her recovery from there! We will see her in May for a checkup, please keep this sweet child in your prayers! Photo of Bulko

Apr 10, 2017

Bulko is doing great! She is recovering well and resting peacefully in bed! Photo of Bulko

Apr 07, 2017

Bulko smiled so hard that she couldn't keep her eyes open today! #Laughterthatheals Photo of Bulko

Apr 06, 2017

Bulko is not able to eat much today, but her nurse Sosana is on top of it! Keep smiling and feel better soon Bulko! Photo of Bulko

Apr 05, 2017

We are so happy to see Bulko, she is here in the hospital with us! Today she had a revision surgery on her right femur and it went really well! Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Bulko

Feb 01, 2017

Look at our beautiful girl with her walker! She is walking well with it and doing great! She needs a revision surgery on her right femur and we will see her mid - March for an admission. Please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Bulko

Oct 26, 2016

Bulko is doing good! She got a walker today to help her walk better because it has gotten hard to walk without any support. We will see her in three months for another checkup, please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Bulko

Jul 22, 2016

We are so excited our girl started walking! She is walking without crutches, which is a good thing and she just needs to practice more so that she can walk long distances too. We will see her in three months for another follow-up! Photo of Bulko

Jun 22, 2016

Bulko is doing great! Her cast was able to be removed and her legs look good! We will see her in a month for another follow-up. Photo of Bulko

May 13, 2016

Bulko went back home today and she will continue her recovery from there. Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Bulko

May 11, 2016

Bulko is here with us in the hospital! She had her operation yesterday and it went really well! She is in a good spirits and recovering well in the ward! Photo of Bulko

Apr 06, 2016

Bulko is on track and progressing. She has not been cleared to start walking just yet, because the doctors fear she could break another bone since she's not completely healed yet. Bulko does not have strong bones. Following the procedures that she's already had on her right femur and left tibia, her left femur and right tibia will be operated on next! She already has one extension rod of the two, but her next two will also be extension rods so that they may grow with her bones! Bulko is excited about having less procedures in her future because of these cool rods! We look forward to seeing her soon for admission! Photo of Bulko

Feb 25, 2016

Bulko went home today and she will continue her recovery from there! We will see her in a couple of weeks for a follow-up. Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery!

Feb 24, 2016

Bulko is doing really well! She spent part of her day wheeling around the ward and the rest of the day resting. It's good for the kids to build up their strength and stamina bit by bit after surgery! Photo of Bulko

Feb 23, 2016

Bulko had her surgery yesterday and she did great! She is recovering and in good condition. Thank you for praying for her and please continue to do so as she will need to rest for awhile! Photo of Bulko

Feb 22, 2016

Bulko is here with us and she is doing great! She came in yesterday for her admission and she will have her surgery on the left leg today! Please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Bulko

Dec 02, 2015

Bulko came in for a follow-up and she is doing great! The doctors say her right femur is all healed and now it is time for surgery on the left one. We will see her on February 21 for an admission. Please continue praying for her! Photo of Bulko

Sep 10, 2015

Bulko is doing great and she is not in pain anymore! Today, for the first time after her surgery, she went outside and wheeled around a bit! Photo of Bulko

Sep 08, 2015

Bulko's surgery went well! Thank you for the kind words and prayers. She's in little pain compared to the operation she had and is happy to be in a cast with her right leg straightened! Photo of Bulko

Sep 04, 2015

"In our village, people commonly say this disability came onto the family because we are cursed or because of sin committed," says Bulko's grandfather, Awegechew. It wasn't until they heard of CURE Ethiopia and were seen at a remote clinic that they learned otherwise. We're glad to have Bulko here, and please join us in witnessing her healing and praying for a great first operation in the days to come! Photo of Bulko

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